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STHEONE FCE CLOTHIER Hsa Now on Hand a Large and Complete Stock of Winter Clothing, Purchased Before the Advance of Wool, Which We are Selling at Prices Which Defy Competition Call and Inspect Goods and Prices Before Purchasing Elsewhere. .Vail ae "Er 7res rdrs "a7i be i b veG P.r on(Zt M30= ..teniot A. athan, "The lothier," extto "Tribune" uiidin, reat Falls. Goods as Represented or 'Money Refunded. GREAT F]ALLS TRIBUNE. THROUGH BOSTON EYES. The Report of a Boston Lady Philan thropist on Montana Society. Ch otetl Ce (l'rnet: Miss Williams. a lady missionary representing an eastern society of philanthropists, lately visited this neighborlhood to investigate and report the condition of the Piegans and other In dians. We had not the pleasure of meet ing the lady, but from information receiv ed it is safeto judge that the society which she represents will be highly pleased with her report. It will substantially agree with the idea so universally entertained by missionary societies-that the Indians are a superior race of beings reduced to a most deplorable condition by contact with infamous whites. As all facts have prob ably been viewed through Boston specta cles it would seem that the report might as well have been written at the Hub without the trouble and expense of a journey to this benighted region; but Miss Williams is evidently a close observer, and while our respect for the lady compels us to believe that she. will confine herself strictly to facts and is incapable of exag geration, it is simply terrifying to think of the adverse conclusions that may be drawn from her official contribution to missionary literature. She was horrified at the de pravity of the residents of ('hoteau, who actually drank whiskey and played bil liards on Sunday; she was shocked at the number of half-breed children seen on her journey, "and was quite astonished to find that the store-keepers sold sardines and condensed milk "in a country whose streams abound with trout and whose pas tires are covered with cows." As seen from Bunker lill, by the electric light of culture and refinement, these things look blue for us whites. While they furnish unquestionable evidence of our natural depravity, they also prove the Indian to be our moral if not our intellectual supe rior; for is he not free from many of those vices to which we are addicted, in spite of our demoralizing influence and the absence of social and religious advantages? It will be the conscientious duty of Miss Williams to state in her report that while the saloons at Choteau are open on the Sabbath, they are frequented only by white people. The noble red man never crooks his elbow at the bar or punches the festive ivories on the emerald cloth. His children are thoroughbreds and he scorns the dyspeptic sardine and the poisonous canned cow juice. And she will doubtless feel con strained to relate other instances of moral obliquity. It states that while at Birch creek an unfortunate white sinner was caught in the act of playing poker for an ax-handle, the sole earthly possession of a Piegan chief. The chief played well, but five aces robbed him of his handle. On an other occasion a long suffering ranchmen, lamenting the loss of (his horses and quite unconscious of the missionary's presence, expressed a wish that the small-pox might annihilate the whole Piegan tribe. A re port bristling n ith such an array of facts must tell seriously against us. We may plead extenuating circumstances, and pro mise reform in the sweet bye and bye with the advent of prohibitory laws, jails, ekurches and poor houses, but if Miss Williams tells all she thinks she knows -about us, Jce Toole and his 4,000 majority will never open the Plegan reservation. On the other hand, her report may have the effect of removing the Piegans to Bos on or some other abode of bliss remote from the temptations of wicked Choteau. In the latter event Miss Williams will have accomplished the grandest missionary work ever performed in this garden spot, iwhere as she kindly stated, "Every prospect pleases, And only man is vile." The Bridge at Great Falls. It has been decided that two bridges are to be built at this point, one above -Bun River and oae just beleW* the dam. They are to be very flRe structures and will give employment to a .great many men while buliding. As they will be built at once, every person in town will be helped by the money put in circulation. It is expected that ev ery lady in town will buy a new Sing er sewing machine from Thomson the agent at this place, ancd every gentle man will have a suit made to order at Thomson's: a fit guaranteed and prices a lower than in the east, Thomson also has l:,dies' seal caps, ties and a thous and things that your girl, wife, mother rt or mother-in-law will be glad to get for a Christmas present. Don't forget t- them. The Fire Geyser. h The greatest discovery of the age was made in the Bad Lands Wednesday morn m ing. The hunters who had been camped d in that region for several weeks were s awakened by a terrific shock and a roar that sounded like the rushing of a mighty 1 torrent. Running out of their camps, they saw a stream of fire over 100 feet in height shooting into the atmosphere. This im it mense blaze poured through the crust of Ihe earth for over an hour, when it ceased. a In about five minutes after the cessation, another eruption took place the flame be ing about thirty feet high, but this was fol lowed in about ten minutes by another 1 blaze nearly as high as the first. It is the greatest and most interesting discovery made in the northwest for many years, and is the first geyser of fire, as it has been y christened, to make its appearence in the land of endless wonders. It is accounted for by the fact that there are numerous beds of coal constantly burning in the Bad Lands, and this is the result of the bursting forth of the ignited gases. All who have passed through the Bad Lands by way of the Northern Pacific have been interested 0 in the burning veins of coal, which rains, snows, and years have failed to extinguish. The phenomenon which made its appear k ance is said to be located ten miles south of the Northern Pacific road, and if it does h not die out, will be the greatest attraction on the American continent. When last Sheard from the flames were being about every fii'een minute::, and varied in height e fro'n ten to forty feet. The aperature in the ground is small, and the noise that ac companies the erruptions is like the roar_ ing of a cataract.-Bismnu'k Tribt ue. Is If you have any difficulty in borrowing the TILiBUNE from your next door neigh bor, now is a good time to subscribe and e secure the Stock, Form and Home. Sl .mr mNmm ~ r m-mmmm mmlm m mm m m BEN. E. LAPEYRE, DRUGGIST, it -DEALER IN- Fresh Drtu, Patent Mediines, tationery, all anl BUILDING PAPER, PAINTS, Oils, Glass Lamps, Cigars, Etc., Etc. Prescriptions Carefully Compounded at r Y all Iours. 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